The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness. Of Mice and Men is a novella written by the author John Steinbeck. It tells a story of George Milton and Lennie Small; two displaced ranch workers, who are constantly searching for a new job during The Great Depression in California. John Steinbeck displays loneliness from the standpoint of average men living and working on a farm searching for friendship to escape their loneliness. In Of Mice and Men, other than the friendship, the story portrays people who are isolated and lonely like George, who has the responsibility of taking care of Lennie and keeping him out of trouble, Lennie, who is mentally disabled, and lastly, Curley’s wife, who desperately seeks for the
In this essay I am going to be comparing and explore eight characters from a play and a novel. The novel and the play are called are ‘Of Mice and Men’ and ‘An Inspector Calls’. They are Mr Birling, Miss Birling, Shelia, Eric, George, Lennie, Curley and Curley’s wife. George is like a parent to Lennie.
In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, there are many diverse characters. Every single character portrays a different aspect of the human nature. The naïve, the protector, the calm, the manipulative, the rage filled, the shunned, and the hopeful. Each character is dynamic in their own way. This is a small glimpse into what traits Steinbeck thinks the human race has, embodied into each of his characters’ personalities.
Curley’s Wife and Mayella Ewell are two characters from two different novels, To Kill a Mockingbird and of Mice and Men that have the same role of exposing the isolation of certain members in society and the effect isolation has on them. The social injustice is shown through the similarities and differences of the two characters. To begin with, Curley’s wife has distinct and powerful characteristics that make her stand out. Curley 's Wife is a pretty woman who wears a lot of make up, her physical appearance in the book as described, “She had full rouged lips and wide spread eyes, heavily made up.” (Steinbeck, 31).
In John Steinbeck´s Of Mice and Men, the ideas of companionship and friendship are addressed greatly. George and Lennie are companions who have traveled alongside each other for a long time. They have to keep moving because Lennie causes trouble, and essentially strains their relationship. Although they have issues, they have a deep connection which benefits each of them. Steinbeck´s Of Mice and Men uses motifs and characterization to show that companionship is beneficial to individuals.
Desmond Tutu, a South - African social activist and retired Anglican priest once said “ Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness”. Of Mice and Men is a novel which revolves around the lives of struggling farmers and how they still maintain hope despite their hardships. The symbolic representation of light embodies the hopes and the American Dream, whereas the dark epitomizes the harsh realities and truths of their lives. Steinbeck uses light and dark to foreshadow the upcoming events in the forlorn lives of the migrant workers. He also combines aspects such as the setting and characters with light and dark to paint a vivid picture in the reader’s mind as to how the world of the migrant workers looks like.
Of Mice and Men Literary Analysis: Issues of Attachment It is said that it takes two months to get attached to a someone. In Of Mice and Men, characters spend well over two months with each other. Attachment is a prevalent theme throughout the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Steinbeck encompasses elements of day to day struggles in the 1930’s through relationships and minor characters through the attachment they have.
Throughout the book Curleys wifes name is not mentioned nor alluded to as she is simply known as Curleys wife, this demonstrates that Steinbecks perspective of woman in this era are insignificant. Before being married to Curley she once had a dream of becoming a well known actress living in the big city, much like lennies dream of owning his own ranch and animals and living off the land. I additionally think Curleys wife still has her dream of becoming a famous actress yet she wont tell her husband Curley on the grounds that he will hear nothing of it, this also tells me that he is the motivation behind why she wont and can 't be allowed to follow her dream of becoming a famous actress on the grounds that he wants her everything to his-self
Of Mice and Men is a great book to read, this might be because of the great characters John Steinbeck created. Perhaps it is because of the setting being during The Great Depression or maybe it’s just because of the amazing plot the book has. Steinbeck paints the readers a vivid picture of the time period in his novel. With his novel we can see how hard it was for some to have a normal life. This time period is especially hard for people who had no family or no job, but the people who had it especially hard during this time were African American.
Mayte Rodriguez January - 25 - 2016 Loneliness is reflected in Of Mice and Men because George , Lennie , Candy and Curleys’s wife don 't want to be feel alone . also they don 't want to be left behind by other people . The characters reflect loneliness by emotional moments ,as to who they are as a person and their character identity . Discrimination and verbal approach leads into the big scenario at the end . of Mice and Men is a novel written by John Steinbeck , loneliness identifies many actions of who the character is as a person in the book .